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Paul G. Fortney
Paul G. 'Jerry ' Fortney, 50, of Carmichaels, Greene County, Pa., died Sunday, July 2, 2000, as a result of a motorcycle accident on Route 281 in Fayette County.
Arrangements will be announced by the Yoskovich Funeral Home, Martin J. Yoskovich, Funeral Director, 300 South Vine St., Route 88, Carmichaels, Pa.

William G. Grim
William G. Grim, 54, of Mount Morris R.D.1, Pa., died Sunday, July 2, 2000, in his home.
Friends will be received in the Yoskovich Funeral Home, Martin J. Yoskovich, Funeral Director, 300 South Vine St., Route 88, Carmichaels, Pa., on Tuesday, July 4, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday hours will be announce. 

Earnest C. Hall
Earnest C. Hall, 65, of Uledi, Pa., died peacefully in his home on Sunday, July 2, 2000.
He is the son of Ethan Addis Hall and Alice Beatrice Posten Hall.
He was a member of Revere Free Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Cheryl Glebis, and a brother, Samuel Hall.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Audrey Ilene Metts Hall; children: Deborah and her husband, Herschel Gray, Catherine and her husband, Ronnie McAllister, Rose Marie Hall and her husband, Butch, Tammy and her husband, Jeff Ardabell, Ernest C. Hall Jr. and his wife, Jonna, Ethan Hall and his wife, Kathy Jo, Shelly Renee Hall and her husband, Gene Duncan, and Dwayne E. Hall and his wife, Jody; 18 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Ethan Hall; four sisters: Corrine Krichbaum, Stella Renzi, Hattie Gaskill and Thelma Masako; nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Dorothy Metts, and a son-in-law, Anthony Glebis.
The family will receive friends in the DOLFI IFUNERAL HOME, Uniontown, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday, July 5, until 11 a.m., the hour of service with the Rev. Dale Sickles officiating.
Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.

William R. Hall
William R. Hall, 81, of Uniontown, Pa., died Friday, June 30, 2000, at his home.
He was born August 8, 1918, in Uniontown, Pa., son of Perley V. Hall and Sarah Arabelle Hunt Hall.
Mr. Hall graduated from Uniontown High School in 1936 followed by his enlistment in the United States Navy and served his country during World War II in the South Pacific Theatre of Operations.
He retired from Country Bell Dairy.
He was a Life Member of Central Christian Church, Fall/Cochran Sunday School Class, Fayette Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M., Uniontown Lodge of Perfection, Pittsburgh Consistory, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Circle Club where he was a Trustee, and AMVETS General George C. Marshall Post 103 in Hopwood.
Three brothers, Clyde Hall, Raymond Hall and James Hall, and his parents are deceased.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Ruth Baird Hall; a daughter, Carolyn Fisher, and two grandsons, Gerald W. Fisher Jr. and William J. Fisher, all of Hopwood, Pa.; three brothers: George Hall of Uniontown, Joseph Hall of Florida, and Harold Hall of North Carolina; three sisters: Mabel Covall of Waynesburg, Pa., Estella Martin of Maryland, and Harriet H. Zebro of Uniontown; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Fayette Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M. will conduct services today at 7:30 p.m. 
Visitation continues Wednesday, July 5, in Central Christian Church, Gallatin Avenue, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Services will be held at 11 a.m. with Dr. Tommy Garrison officiating.
Full Military Honors will be accorded by AMVETS Post 103 at Sylvan Heights Cemetery.
Visitation was also held Sunday from Noon to 2 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Circle Club held services at 1:30 p.m.

Blanche Reese Keslar
Blanche G. Reese Keslar, 88, of Hawkeye, Scottdale, East Huntingdon Township, who was born in Jones Mills, Pa., went to be with her Lord on Sunday, July 2, 2000, from her home.
She is survived by five children: Gaynell Keslar Hixson of Mount Pleasant, Donna Keslar Greenawalt and husband, Walter Greenawalt, of Mount Pleasant, Ardith Keslar Weightman of Belle Vernon, Gwendolyn Kesler Klepsky and husband, Dennis Klepsky, and Larry Keslar and wife, Debbie, all of Scottdale; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was the last remaining member of her immediate family.
Family and friends will be received at the Robert B. Ferguson Funeral Home, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday, July 5, until 11 a.m.

Joseph J. Konieczny
Joseph J. 'Joe' Konieczny, 81, of Liberty St., Mount Pleasant, Pa., died early Saturday morning, July 1, 2000, at his residence.
He is survived by his wife, Frances V. Sokola Konieczny with whom he would have celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on July 10; their children: Cynthia A. Konieczny Oriolo and her husband, Vincent Oriolo, of McKees Rocks, Pa., Eileen C. Konieczny OíConnor and her husband, Patrick, OíConnor, of New Kensington, Pa., and Ronald J. Konieczny and wife, Tara, of Woodland Park, Colo.; and grandchildren: Brian OíConnor, Matthew OíConnor, Nathan OíConnor, Michelle Oriolo and Matthew Oriolo. He was the last remaining member of his immediate family.
The family will receive friends in the Frank Kapr Funeral Home Inc., 417 West Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday until 9 a.m.

Carl Floyd Kotchman
Carl Floyd Kotchman, 30, of Bentleyville, Pa., died Saturday, July 1, 2000, at home.
He is survived by his mother, Martha Floyd Kotchman of Bentleyville; sisters: Bonita Kotchman Comer of Bentleyville, Michelle Kotchman Huseman of Lordstown, Ohio, and Cathy Kotchman Derrow of Cokeburg, Pa.; a brother, Larry Kotchman of Cokeburg; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Arrangements will be announced by the Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main St., Bentleyville.

Betty Childs Mackey
Betty L. Childs Mackey, 76, of Fairbank, Pa., died Sunday, July 2, 2000, at home.
She was born April 14, 1924, in Oliphant, Pa., daughter of Paul Childs and Nellie Mae Hayden Childs.
She was Apostolic by faith.
Two brothers, Harry Childs and Arthur Childs, a sister, Lucy Dillow, and her parents are deceased.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Rev. Wilbert Mackey; children: Ronald Mackey and his wife, Carolyn, of Alabama, Connie Pepper of Uniontown, Pa., Jerry Mackey and his wife, Charlotte, of Waynesburg, Pa., Nancy and her husband, Emil Panzo, of Belle Vernon, Pa., and Robert Mackey and his wife, Jacklyn, of Fairbank; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four sisters: Pauline Ferland of Smithfield, Pa., Delores McMurray and Mary Jane Greene both of Uniontown, Pa., and Georgetta Kozy of Masontown, Pa.; several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends in the DOLFI FUNERAL HOME, Uniontown, Pa., this evening from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday, July 5, from 12 Noon until 1 p.m. Services will be held at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Terry Upton officiating.
Interment will follow in Church Hill Cemetery, McClellandtown, Pa.

Jayne Peppel Meikle
Jayne Peppel Meikle, 83, of Charleroi, Pa., died Friday, June 30, 2000.
She is survived by her husband, H. Scott Meikle; children: Scott Meikle and wife, Janice, of Allison, Park, Pa., Marilyn Meikle of North Cape May, N.J., and Linda Meikle Sprowls and her husband, Curtis Sprowls, of Washington County, Pa.; a sister, Marian Peppel Johnson of Belle Vernon, Pa.; and four grandchildren.
Friends will be received in the Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home Inc., 226 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday, July 5, until 1 p.m.

Herbert Francis Mollard
Herbert Francis 'Herbie' Mollard, 63, of Perryopolis R.D., who was born in Fairhope, Washington Township, Pa., died Saturday, July 1, 2000, in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara A. Mollard; children: Frederick R. Mollard of Fayette City R.D., Maryann and husband, Juan Ruiz, of Linden, N.J.; grandchildren: Joseph Ruiz, Roxanne Ruiz, Justin Ruiz; sisters: Norman and husband, Frank Hussar, and Shirley and husband, George Fugo, all of Fairhope, Belle Vernon, Pa.; brothers: Richard G. Mollard and wife, Jean, of Green Valley, Ariz., Walter Earl Mollard of Monessen, Pa., and Fred Mollard and wife, Mary Ann, of Monessen.
Friends will be received in the Eley-McCrory Funeral Home Inc., 334 Main St., Fayette City, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday, July 5, until 9:30 a.m. 

Catherine Boeckx Samaritana
Catherine Boeckx Samaritana, 89, of California, Pa., died Friday, June 30, 2000.
She was born February 5, 1911, in California, Pa., daughter of J. C. Boeckx and Mary Collet Boeckx.
She was a member of United Christian Church where she served as Secretary of the Womenís Missionary Society.
Her husband, Richard Samaritana, died September 7, 1991. Also deceased are a sister, Rose Fiedler, a brother, Joseph Boeckx, and her parents.
Surviving are her sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Bill Wright, of California, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends were received Sunday from Noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and will be received in the MARISCOTTI FUNERAL HOME INC., 323 Fourth Street, California, Pa., today, Monday, July 3, until 11 a.m., the hour of Service with the Rev. J. W. Hormell officiating.
Interment follows in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa. 

Ralph M. Thomas
Ralph M. Thomas, 73, of Brownsville, Pa., formerly of Smithtown, Long Island, New York, who was born in Quincy, Mass., died Sunday, July 2, 2000, in Uniontown, Pa.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Lea Clifford Thomas; children; Anne Thomas Crites and husband, Rusty Crites, of Buckhannon, W.Va., and David Thomas of Linden, N.J.; granddaughters: Tammy Crites, Lisa Crites and Jackie Crites all at home; sister, Virginia Thomas Cohn and husband, Herb Cohn, of Huntington, Long Island, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends in the Confer Funeral Home, 515 Front St., Brownsville, Pa., on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, July 6, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Frank Yuhas
Frank Yuhas, 74, of New Salem, Pa., passed away Sunday, July 2, 2000, in Brownsville General Hospital.
Arrangements will be announced by the Dearth Funeral Home, 35 South Mill St., New Salem.

Lucy L. Zanardini
Lucy Lazzari Zanardini, 90, of California, Pa., who was born in Brescia, Italy, died Sunday, July 2, 2000.
She is survived by her son and his wife, Carl and Gloria Zanardini of California, Pa., with whom she made her home; grandsons: Carl Zanardini and David Zanardini both of Stockdale, Pa.; granddaughter, Michelle Zanardini Magruda of Elco, Pa.; and one great-grandson.
Friends will be received at the Mariscotti Funeral Home Inc., 323 Fourth St., California, Pa., on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday hours will be announced.

Leo Earl Baughman
Leo Earl Baughman, 95, of Morrell, died Friday, August 18, 2000, at his residence.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Nick (Beverly) Yancheck of Dickerson Run and Mrs. Sam (Doloris) McWilliams of Dunbar; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and two brothers, Francis (Frank) Baughman and Howard Baughman both of Amarillo, Texas.
Arrangements were under the direction of Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville.

Carl Frederick Betchy Jr.
Carl Frederick Betchy Jr., 50, of Masontown, Pa., died Saturday, August 19, 2000, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia.
He was born February 12, 1950, in Smithfield, Pa., son of Carl Frederick Betchy Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Rhodes Betchy.
Mr. Betchy was a retired Mine Foreman and a graduate of Albert Gallatin High School Class of 1968.
He was a member of the Italo-American Citizens Club and Masontown Fish and Game Club, and a social member of Faith-Gray-McArdle V.F.W. Post 4584.
His wife, Joanne Swetz Betchy, and his parents preceded him in death.
He is survived by two sons: Carl F. Betchy III and his wife, Cindy, and Jerod A. Betchy all of Masontown; three grandchildren: Joshua V. Betchy, Morganne E. Betchy, and Joanne Betchy; four sisters: Sharon Rattay and her husband, Steve, Charlotte Manzano and her husband, Luis, Linda Corsetti and her husband, John, and Debbie Poole and her husband, William, all of Masontown, Pa; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOMES INC., 515 North Main Street, Masontown, Pa., today, Tuesday, August 22, until 10 a.m., the hour of Service with Rev. Fr. James F. Bump officiating.
Interment will follow in Old Frame Cemetery.
Visitation was also held Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

George Clark
George Clark, 88, of Hopwood, Pa., died Sunday, August 20, 2000, in Laurel Ridge Center, Uniontown, Pa.
He was born March 25, 1912, in Cardenden, Fife, Scotland, the son of Thomas Clark and Mary Simpson Clark.
He served in the United States Army during World War II as a Petroleum Engineer in the European Theatre of Operation.
George was the Golf Course Superintendent at the Uniontown Country Club for many years until his retirement.
He was a member of Third Presbyterian Church, the John Knox Bible Class, Verona Lodge F.&A.M., Pittsburgh Consistory, and General George C. Marshall AMVETS Post 103, Hopwood, Pa.
George was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Marie Flack Clark, in 1993, a brother, John Clark, two sisters, Isabelle Gutherie and Janet Yarley, and his parents.
He is survived by a daughter, Joanne Radman of Naples, Florida; two grandsons: Scott Radman of Morgantown, West Virginia, and Joel Radman of Bethesda, Maryland; and a sister, Mary Clark Gutch of Verona, Pa.
Private graveside services will be held today, August 22, in Verona Cemetery, Oakmont, Pa., with the Rev. James R. Tweardy officiating.
In lieu of flower, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Fayette County Unit, Route 40 West, Uniontown, PA 15401.
Arrangements are under direction of the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, Pa.

Charles E. Connor
Charles Earl Connor, 79, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Connellsville, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, in Bay Pine VA Medical Center at St. Petersburg, Fla.
Arrangements are under the direction of Brooks Funeral Home Inc., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville.

William Craft Jr.
William A. (Wild Bill) Craft Jr., 70, of Scottdale, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2000, in Oak Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Greensburg. 
Three sisters survive him, Betty Coleman of Reseda, Calif., Donna R. Dull of Scottdale and Mrs. Daniel (Judy) Myers of Scottdale.
A memorial service will he held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at Frank Kapr Funeral Home, Inc., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale.

Samuel J. DeFlitch
Samuel J. DeFlitch, 80, of Mount Pleasant, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, at his residence.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Honeychuck DeFlitch; three sons, Christopher J. and Gerard (Jerry) A. DeFlitch, both of Mount Pleasant, and Michael A. DeFlitch of North Huntingdon; one daughter, Mrs. Willard (Kathleen A.) Martz of Mount Pleasant; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald DeFlitch Jr. of Albuquerque, N.M. and a sister, Ann, of Troy, N.Y. 
Friends will be received at Eugene G. Saloom Funeral Home Inc., Main Street, Mount Pleasant, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. until 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Samuel E. Giles Sr.
Samuel E. Giles, 64, of Dunbar, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, in Harmon House Care Center, Mount Pleasant.
He is survived by three sons, John Giles of Dunbar, Amos Giles of Connellsville and Samuel Giles Jr. of La.; seven daughters, Agnes Giles of Monarch, Mrs. Jim (Sadie) Bloom of Dunbar, Annie Buzzelli of Dunbar, Mrs. Harry (Jacqueline) Perryman of Louisiana, Mrs. Richard (Paula) Brothers of Vanderbilt, Hazel Giles of Monarch and Heather Giles of Leisenring; 27 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three brothers, Joe Giles of McKees Rocks and Jim and Paul Giles both of Indiana, Pa. and four sisters, Hazel Chaney and Mabel Sanner both of Connellsville, Minnie Bryner of Shadyside and Dorothy Hall of Virginia.
Friends will be received in the Paul G. Fink Funeral Home Inc., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Donald L. Hall
Donald L. Hall, 87, of Uledi, Pa., died Monday, August 21, 2000, in Greene County Memorial Hospital, Waynesburg, Pa.
He was born March 27, 1913, in Vanderbilt, Pa., son of Elmer B. Hall and Eva Newell Hall.
Mr. Hall was active in the Revere Community and was a member of Revere Free Methodist Church.
He retired from Nemacolin Mine after working for 39 years and was a member of United Mine Workers of America Local 6290.
His first wife, Garnet Luft Hall, died April 1, 1986.
Also deceased are three sisters, Ruby Obweiser, Margaret Altenhof and Dorothy Beers, brothers, Richard Hall, Lester Hall and Raymond Hall, and his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Ruth Fitzsimmons Addis Hall; a son, Donald Hall and his wife, Shirley, of Masontown, Pa.; two daughters: Penny and her husband, John Haymond, of Buckhannon, West Virginia, and Candace and her husband, Donald Lehman, of Uledi; stepchildren: William R. Addis and his wife, Deborah, of Rices Landing, Pa., and Marlene Addis O'Callaghan and her husband, Larry O'Callaghan, of Forest Hill, Maryland; seven grandchildren: Michelle Hall, Leslie Guthrie, Donald Lehman, Amanda Lehman, Justin Haymond, Jarrod Haymond, and Joel Haymond; six step-grandchildren: Larry O'Callaghan Jr., Kathy Sidney, Mary Gessner, Irene Brown, Cristy Mauser, and Peggy Null; eight great-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Earl Hall of Garrettsville, Ohio, Opal Jones of Lodi, Ohio, Eugene Hall, Wayne Hall and John "Jack" Hall all of Michigan, June Barkley and Virginia Sickles both of Uledi, Alva Hall of Cleveland, Ohio, and Bonnie Shrum of Texas; several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the DOLFI FUNERAL HOME, Uniontown, Pa., this evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Visitation continues in Revere Free Methodist Church on Thursday, August 24, from 12 Noon until 1 p.m. Services will be held at 1 p.m. with Pastor Dale Sickles and Pastor Lloyd Sickles officiating.
Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.

Fredrick William Hart
Fredrick William Hart, 90, of Escondido Calif., and formerly of McClellandtown, Fayette County, Pa., died Monday, August 21, 2000, in Escondido.
He is survived by his wife, Emma Pearl Marsden Hart; daughters: Doris Marie Hart Sleasman and husband, Jack Sleasman, of Mount Pleasant, Pa., and Thelma Lee Hart Zallack and husband, Bill Zallack, of Ranchita, Calif.; grandchildren: Dale Sleasman and wife Mona, of Connellsville, Pa., Bruce Sleasman and wife Anita of Youngwood, Pa., Barry Sleasman and wife Nancy of Connellsville, and Fred Sleasman of Mount Pleasant; six great-grandchildren; brothers: Matthew Hart of Bitner, Pa., Charles Hart of Juniata, Pa., William Hart of Santa Anna, Calif., Francis Hart of Uniontown, Pa., Robert Hart of Irwin, Pa., and Emmett Hart of Smock, Pa.; sisters: Irlean Hart Dragan of Monessen, Pa., Lorraine Hart Morgan of Finleyville, Pa., Margaret Hart Erler of Perryopolis, Pa., Ethel Mae Hart Ruck of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Christabell Hart Branthoover of Monessen, Pa. 
Services were held in California.
Obituary information provided by the Brooks Funeral Home Inc., Connellsville, Pa.

Vivian Renee Ingram
Vivian Renee Ingram, 44, of Uniontown, Pa., died Saturday morning, August 19, 2000, in Uniontown Hospital.
She was born August 13, 1956, in Uniontown.
She was a member of Signal of Light Church in Edenborn, Pa.
Surviving are her mother, Joyce Ferdinandus of Palmer, Pa.; a son, Le'Roy Ingram at home; sisters: Rose Theadford and husband, Andrew, and Shanette Raisner all of Easton, Pa., Thelma Turner of Ralph, Pa., Melony Ferdinandus of Adah, Pa., and Lynette Wene of McClellandtown, Pa.; a special cousin, Jerome Ingram, Rocky Mount, North Carolina; and a host of other cousins, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. 
Friends will be received in the MURIEL E. LANTZ FUNERAL HOME, 297 East Main St., Uniontown, Pa., today from 5 to 9 p.m. where Services will be held Wednesday, August 23, at 11 a.m. with Rev. George Cooper officiating. Interment follows in Edenborn Cemetery, Edenborn, Pa.

Carolyn Kalist Kelly
Carolyn "Joan" Kalist Kelly, 63, a 25-year resident of Jefferson who was born in Khedive, Greene County, Pa., died Sunday, August 20, 2000, in Greene County Memorial Hospital, Waynesburg.
She is survived by her husband, Arthur M. Kelly, whom she married April 30, 1955; sons: Barry Kelly of Larimore, North Dakota, and Terry Kelly of Shalimar, Fla.; daughters: Joyce Kelly Stoneking of Jefferson and Jane Kelly of Waynesburg, Pa.; grandchildren: Kenny Kelly, Brian Kelly, Tasha Loar, Lydia Kelly, Lindsay Kelly, Raven Martin; and brothers: Donald Kalist of Carmichaels, Pa., Jerry Kalist of Pensacola, Fla., and Richard Kalist of Winter Haven, Fla.
Friends will be received in the Behm Funeral Home Inc., Greene St., Jefferson, Pa., Gregory P. Rohanna, Supervisor, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday until 2 p.m.

Florence King
Florence King of Champion, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, in Frick Hospital, Mount Pleasant.
Arrangements are under the direction of Clyde Brooks Funeral Home Inc., Route 711, Melcroft.

Robert L. Lewis
Robert L. Lewis, a 64-year-old retiree from Palm Bay, Florida, passed away Thursday, August 3, 2000.
Mr. Lewis was born in Fairchance, Pennsylvania.
After serving in the United States Navy for 20 years, he retired and later moved to Milford, Connecticut, where he also worked 20 years as an Aircraft Technician for Sikorsky's.
In the late fall of 1997 he moved to Palm Bay, Florida. While in Palm Bay he was a member of V.F.W. Post 4536 and the American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Bertha Lewis of Fairchance, Pennsylvania, his brother, Lawrence Lewis, his sister, Betty Lewis, and his son, Roland L. Lewis.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Lewis of Palm Bay; daughters: Doreen Dillow of Smithfield, Pennsylvania, and Vicki Nemeth of Palm Bay, Florida; brothers: Ronald Lewis of Sacramento, California, Bernard Lewis of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, William Lewis of Fairchance, Pennsylvania, Paul Lewis of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, and Donald Lewis of Ohio; sisters: Loretta Hudak of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, Delores Thomas of Fairchance, Pennsylvania, and Mary Hickle of Greensburg, Pennsylvania; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mr. Lewis was laid to rest on Wednesday, August 9, 2000, with Military Honors in Fountainhead Memorial Park, Palm Bay, Florida.
Obituary information furnished by the THOMAS M. DOLFI FUNERAL HOME, Uniontown, Pa. 

Kathryn Petlak Link
Kathryn Petlak Link, 97, of Keisterville, Pa., passed away Sunday, August 20, 2000, in May-Day Personal Care Home, Uniontown.
She was born December 25, 1902, in West Virginia, daughter of Joseph Petlak and Mary Galuska Petlak.
She was a member of Saint Casimir Roman Catholic Church in Keisterville.
Her husband, Frank Link, two sons, Thomas Link and Robert Link, four brothers, Adam, Lewis, Casmir and Andrew Petlak, and her parents preceded her in death.
She is survived by a daughter, Helen and her husband, Michael DeSantis, of Brooklyn, New York; a daughter-in-law, Bulah Link of Pittsburgh, Pa.; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Helen Sholtis of Van Meter, Pa.
Friends will be received in the DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, August 23, until 9 a.m. when brief prayers will be said.
A Mass of Christian Burial follows at 9:30 a.m. in St. Casimir Roman Catholic Church, Keisterville, with Rev. Fr. John A. Sedlak as Celebrant.
Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.
Parish Wake Service will be held today at 3:30 p.m.

Charles E. Miller
Charles E. Miller, 83, of Akron, Ohio, and formerly of Fairchance, Pa., died Monday, August 21, 2000, in Akron City Hospital, Akron, Ohio, following a short illness.
He was born September 27, 1916, the son of Ewing M. Miller and Elsie Doolittle Miller.
His wife, Eileen O'Herron Miller, a brother, Jay W. Miller of Philadelphia, Pa., and his parents preceded him in death.
He is survived by a daughter, Marilyn Miller of Akron, Ohio; a son, Kevin Miller of Beaverton, Oregon; a granddaughter, Jessica Miller of Beaverton, Oregon; two brothers: Robert D. Miller and his wife, Bonnie, of Hopwood, Pa., and Dr. Raymond E. Miller and his wife, Shirley, of Hopwood, Pa.; three sisters: Jean Newton of Orlando, Florida, June M. Glisan and her husband, Sam, of Fairchance, Pa., and Patricia Miller of Fairchance, Pa.; and a dear friend, Christine Dimtroff of Akron, Ohio. 
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced.

Fred F. Polosky
Fred F. Polosky, 84, a former coal miner and retired millwright who was the first recipient of The John Mannix Hall of Honor Award for volunteer work on behalf of seniors, died Wednesday, August 16, 2000, at his home in Cleveland, Ohio.
John Mannix, for whom the award was named, was the founder of the Cleveland Blue Cross plan and was considered the "Father of Blue Cross Plans" across the country.
Mr. Polosky was chosen for the honor in 1991 from a pool of nominees from throughout the state of Ohio.
Mr. Polosky was known as "The Candy Man" for his gifts of candy during his weekly visits to area nursing homes. He volunteered at the Franklin Plaza Nursing Home and the Cuyahoga County Nursing Home.
Mr. Polosky, nicknamed "Fritz", did not confine his volunteer work to the elderly. He served as President of the St. Vincent De Paul Society at St. Stephen Catholic Church and helped with the distribution of food, clothing, furniture, and money for utility bills to needy people on the West Side of Cleveland. He also logged numerous hours at the Brecksville Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Mr. Polosky was born February 27, 1916, in Republic, Fayette County, Pa., the son of John and Nellie Polosky.
He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Depression, then worked in Pennsylvania coal mines including Isabella Mine and Tower Hill Two Mine.
When World War II broke out, he served in the 3rd Army in the European Theater of Operations. He saw combat in North Africa and Europe and was wounded twice. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart and four Bronze Stars.
Mr. Polosky returned to the coal mines after the war and was a member of a Rescue Team until he moved to Cleveland in 1955.
He then worked at Republic Steel Corporation until he retired in 1976. He remained active with the United Steelworkers Local 2265 retirees organization.
He was a member of the Polish Legion of American Veterans and also the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He was an usher and altar server at St. Stephen Catholic Church and a member of The Holy Name Society. 
His wife, the former Lorraine Eddie, formerly of Thompson One, Pa., died in 1995. Also deceased are a brother, John Polosky, sisters, Helen Polosky Pawelko and Anne Polosky Kelly, and his parents.
He is survived by four daughters: Dolores and her husband, Jerry Palikij, of Buffalo Grove, Illinois, Frances and her husband, Joseph Teschke, of Huntley, Illinois, Carolyn and her husband, David Szucs, of Parma, Ohio, and Rita and her husband, Arthur Cooke, of Carson City, Nevada; a son, Fred Polosky and his wife, Susan, of Cleveland, Ohio; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Frank Polosky of Florida and Edward Polosky of Thompson Two, Pa.; and one sister, Victoria Polosky Prokopek of Lombardi, Illinois.
Visitation was held at the CRACIUN FUNERAL HOME, 14925 East Bagley Road at Pearl Road, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Army Veterans stood Guard at the Funeral Home during visiting hours.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated Monday, August 21, at 10 a.m. in St. Stephen Catholic Church, 1930 West 54th Street, Cleveland, Ohio.
Interment followed in Holy Cross Cemetery where Military Honors were accorded.

Luella Stillwagon Saylor
Luella Stillwagon Saylor, 88, a lifelong resident of Connellsville, Pa., died Monday, August 21, 2000, in Eicher's Family Home, Normalville.
She is survived by seven children: Naomi Saylor Miller of Ravenna, Ohio, Frank Saylor and wife Mary of Connellsville, Paul Saylor and wife Audrey of Churchville, New York, James Saylor and wife Juanita of Connellsville, Ruth Saylor Rich and husband Donald Rich of Connellsville, Mary Saylor Evans of South Connellsville, and John Saylor and wife Patty of Schulton, Pa.; 22 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Kenneth Paes of Grindstone, Pa.
Friends will be received in the Paul G. Fink Funeral Home Inc., 418 North Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, Pa., today from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

Elmer R. Shipley
Elmer R. Shipley, 79, of Mill Run, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, at his residence.
Four daughters survive him, Mrs. Gilbert (Catherine E.) Ohler, Mrs. Harry (Theresa D.) Curry and Mrs. Bill (Caroline J.) Shields all of Mill Run and Mrs. Dave (Linda Garlitz Shipley) Shallenberger of Connellsville; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received at Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday. 

Trudy D. Sparks
Trudy D. Sparks, 43, of Indian Head, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, in Highlands Hospital.
She is survived by her parents, William R. and Helen M. Nedrow Sparks of Indian Head; three brothers, Tom and Jim Sparks both of Indian Head and Tim Sparks of Melcroft; four sisters, Mrs. Michael (Deborah) Ernesty of Indian Head, Monica Crocetti of Indian Head, Mrs. Barry (Stephanie) Huey of Champion and Trisha Sparks of Steubenville, Ohio and her paternal grandmother, Helen C. Sparks of Indian Head.
Friends will be received at Clyde Brooks Funeral Home Inc., Route 711, Melcroft, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. until 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Norman Weiner
Norman Weiner, 74, a resident of Brooklyn, New York, and formerly of Uniontown, Pa., died in New York City Sunday, August 20, 2000.
He was production manager for the former Berkowitz Company in Uniontown, Pa.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah Cohen Weiner; nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the J. HARRY JOHNSTON FUNERAL HOME, 65 North Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., on Wednesday, August 23, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Services will be held at 11 a.m. 
Interment will follow in Holy Society Cemetery, Hopwood, Pa. 


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